Fat Line Towed Array Straightening System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,984.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-12-P-4097
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-074-0538
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-074
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
Mo Rajaee
Associate Principal
(781) 879-1257
rajaee.mo@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact:
Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(781) 879-1286
Wong.Renee@TIAXLLC.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy relies on positioning, detection, and guidance data provided by Fat Line towed arrays. This information provides safety from potential threats and mission capability. The accuracy of this data depends on the array's being straight and not drooping; these conditions are readily met at high speeds but not at low speeds. To maintain Fat Line array capabilities at low tow speeds and in shallow water, where droop could lead to array damage by hitting the marine floor, TIAX proposes to develop a Fat Line array correction system which reduces front to back droop through an engineered lift producing concept, and minimizes off-axis drift by employing stabilizing measures built into the concept. Three dimensional modeling, preliminary proof-of-concept demonstration, and stability analysis of TIAX's lift producing concept will determine feasibility of TIAX"s solution to provide sufficient lift and straightening to meet the Navy's needs at low tow speeds.

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